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Angelinos may appear to be slaves to the car but the city’s perfect weather dictates a wealth of sporting activities, which are indulged in epic proportions, making LA one of the healthiest cities in the US. It is very possible to surf at the beach one day and go skiing the next day at Mammoth Mountains (a mere 2 hours drive away). The city is also home to the second largest spectator sports market after NYC. Women’s professional sports are also popular.

Venues

The Staples Center

The Staples Center is LA’s downtown sporting house of worship. The city's own hockey team (the Kings) and basketball teams (the Lakers, Clippers and the Sparks) make the center their home. It’s also used for concerts and conventions. Tickets are available in person at the center’s box office or online through Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com) where you will be charged a hefty service fee (see below).

1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1300
(213) 742-7100
http://www.staplescenter.com

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the only sports stadium in the world to twice host the Olympic games. The American Super Bowl and World Series have also been hosted here. The University of Southern Californian Trojans American college football team calls the Coliseum home and regular matches draw a full to capacity crowd. Concerts and special events are also held here. Tickets are purchased at their ticket office.

3939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 747-7111
http://www.lacoliseumlive.com or email the box office at: boxoffice@lacoliseum.com

Sports

Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team was estab…